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ERIC Number: EJ1170063
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1053-4512
Looking Backward to Look Forward: Reflections of Past Presidents of the Council for Learning Disabilities
Poch, Apryl L.
Intervention in School and Clinic, v53 n4 p224-228 Mar 2018
Anniversaries offer a time for reflection, celebration, validation, and sometimes, simply a candid conversation on the current state of a field. In the field of learning disabilities, anniversaries offer a time to consider how far the field has come and just how far is left to go to understand what a learning disability is. Definitional understanding is foundational for moving forward. This column presents findings from a series of short conversations with past presidents of the Council for Learning Disabilities, individuals who are also leading experts in the field of learning disabilities. Results suggest four different thoughts about the definition of learning disabilities, two main themes regarding areas in which the field needs to focus, and two themes specific to where the field may be headed in the next 20 to 25 years. The column concludes with a discussion of implications for the future.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas (Austin)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
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